Footprints in Paradise

Ecotourism, Local Knowledge, and Nature Therapies in Okinawa

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Author: Andrea E. Murray

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1785333860

Category: Science

Page: 186

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The economic imperative of sustainable tourism development frequently shapes life on small subtropical islands. In Okinawa, ecotourism promises to provide employment for a dwindling population of rural youth while preserving the natural environment and bolstering regional pride. Footprints in Paradise explores the transformation in community and sense of place as Okinawans come to view themselves through the lens of the visiting tourist consumer, and as their language, landscapes, and wildlife are reconstituted as treasured and vulnerable resources. The rediscovery and revaluing of local ecological knowledge strengthens Okinawan or Uchinaa cultural heritage, despite the controversial presence of US military bases amidst a hegemonic Japanese state.

Paradise Restored

Sermons from Revelation for Lent and Easter

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Author: William Mosley

Publisher: CSS Publishing

ISBN: 0788019929

Category: Lutheran Church

Page: 93

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Bill Mosley believes the book of Revelation has had a bad rap--while it has the reputation of being a gloomy diatribe about a terrible Day of Judgment and Wrath, it is actually full of action and praise of God. Paradise Restored is a set of 15 practical and positive meditations that invites readers to take a new look at this most misunderstood book in the Bible. Focusing on how Revelation proclaims the cross and celebrates salvation rather than on dreary apocalyptic adventures, these uplifting messages emphasize the message of Christ's redemptive power that lies at the core of all its colorful symbolism. Paradise Restored provides a complete integrated preaching program that ties together the Lenten pilgrimage with the Easter celebration. Seven sermons for Ash Wednesday and Lent examine each of the letters to the seven churches in Asia Minor that comprise the second and third chapters, while additional messages for Good Friday and the seven Sundays of Easter are based on other texts from Revelation (mostly lectionary pericopes). John's vision thus moves from the practical considerations of the seven churches to the glorious sight of the New Heaven and the New Earth. But this book isn't only for preachers--it's also great for devotional reading or as a user-friendly way to dip your toes in the book of Revelation.

The Paradise Mission

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Author: Phillip Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473204968

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Long before Paradise was properly colonised and investigated, one young woman was sent to explore the strange new world. Her mission - to find and rescue the discoverer of the planet, a young man obsessed with finding alien species and protecting them from rapacious humanity. Crispin's initial reports were positive, but became increasingly infrequent and jumbled. And then they stopped altogether. But his life support systems show green, and his hard-earned knowledge is needed. Hetty must explore this new idyllic land, learn what she can about its tricks and dangers, and track down someone who may not want to be found, almost certainly doesn't want help, and might even be dead. But something is alive on Paradise...

The Footprint and Other Stories

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Author: Gouverneur Morris

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 143446119X

Category: Fiction

Page: 344

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Gouverneur Morris (1876-1953) was an author of pulp novels and short stories during the early twentieth century. Several of his works were adapted into films, including the famous Lon Chaney, Sr. film "The Penalty."

A Step Away from Paradise

A Tibetan Lama's Extraordinary Journey to a Land of Immortality

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Author: Thomas K. Shor

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 0143415468

Category: Paradies

Page: 282

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Footprints

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Registers of births, etc

Page: N.A

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The Devil's Footprints

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Author: John Burnside

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446444805

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Once, on a winter's night many years ago, after a heavy snow, the devil passed through the Scottish fishing town of Coldhaven, leaving a trail of dark hoofprints across the streets and roofs of the sleeping town. Michael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life, but still feels like an outsider, a blow-in. When Moira Birnie decides that her abusive husband is the devil and then kills herself and her two young sons, a terrible chain of events begins. Michael's infatuation with Moira's teenage daughter takes him on a journey towards a defined fate, where he is forced to face his present and then, finally, his past...

Paradise Found

Nature in America at the Time of Discovery

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Author: Steve Nicholls

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226583422

Category: Nature

Page: 536

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The first Europeans to set foot on North America stood in awe of the natural abundance before them. The skies were filled with birds, seas and rivers teemed with fish, and the forests and grasslands were a hunter’s dream, with populations of game too abundant and diverse to even fathom. It’s no wonder these first settlers thought they had discovered a paradise of sorts. Fortunately for us, they left a legacy of copious records documenting what they saw, and these observations make it possible to craft a far more detailed evocation of North America before its settlement than any other place on the planet. Here Steve Nicholls brings this spectacular environment back to vivid life, demonstrating with both historical narrative and scientific inquiry just what an amazing place North America was and how it looked when the explorers first found it. The story of the continent’s colonization forms a backdrop to its natural history, which Nicholls explores in chapters on the North Atlantic, the East Coast, the Subtropical Caribbean, the West Coast, Baja California, and the Great Plains. Seamlessly blending firsthand accounts from centuries past with the findings of scientists today, Nicholls also introduces us to a myriad cast of characters who have chronicled the changing landscape, from pre–Revolutionary era settlers to researchers whom he has met in the field. A director and writer of Emmy Award–winning wildlife documentaries for the Smithsonian Channel, Animal Planet, National Geographic, and PBS, Nicholls deploys a cinematic flair for capturing nature at its most mesmerizing throughout. But Paradise Found is much more than a celebration of what once was: it is also a reminder of how much we have lost along the way and an urgent call to action so future generations are more responsible stewards of the world around them. The result is popular science of the highest order: a book as remarkable as the landscape it recreates and as inspired as the men and women who discovered it.

Footprints on the Path

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Author: Elaine Steiner

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469114526

Category: Poetry

Page: 145

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This book of poetry is about the diverse experiences of being human, relationships with others, animals, nature, and God. These poems may look at aspects of life a little differently, hopefully with insights to share.